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Portland-based blogger and podcaster. Web developer. Find my main @jaredwhite!

What's the best and most secure way to take a fragment of html from one document and add it to another html document with Javascript?

I’m not new to programming, but I am somewhat new to web development and I’m trying to figure out the most preferred way of taking a standalone header from one html document and adding it to other html documents without code duplication. If possible I want to do this with Javascript so I can learn with more basic tools...

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I disagree. The fundamentals of the web specs are more important than ever, and many projects don't even need a frontend framework.

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Also just throwing this out there: I run a Discord called The Spicy Web that really is about learning and building stuff with the fundamentals, even for old-timers like myself (but all the more for newbies! So much advice out there is about pulling in tons of opinionated tools and dependencies, even when you don't need them…). At any point if you want to bounce ideas or questions off folks in real-time, check it out!

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There are certainly tech nerds, but there's plenty of other stuff out there, particularly art and other cultural sharing. What sort of topics are you into? Mastodon greatly benefits from following hashtags, so maybe folks can recommend ones to follow for you. Also, if you happened to join an instance with only a few users, it may be missing a lot of relayed content from various other instances which can provide the appearance of boring/missing content.

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This episode knocked it out of the park. In a season that's been a wee bit hit and miss IMHO (compared to S1), seeing such depth and pathos in a story which could have been handled in a heavy-handed way otherwise, well it's very satisfying.

The Pros and Cons of Remaking Old TOS Episodes

Like most of us, I am greatly enjoying Strange New Worlds. One of the small benefits of the series, in my mind, is that it has finally broken one of the strangest of fan habits – the insistence on literalism for TOS visuals, especially on things like ship designs and controls. Is there anyone still holding out for a...

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I like the idea of eventually arriving at canonical TOS era, but I wouldn't want a beat-by-beat recreation of any particular episode. I was actually thinking though, it would be pretty jaw-dropping if SNW eventually arrives at the events of Captain Pike's accident. Seeing how Pike handles himself right before it happens, knowing his terrible fate, and seeing the crew deal with the fallout over the next several episodes at least, would make for pretty powerful TV.

Andrew Probert: two Enterprises and a DeLorean in the résumé (web.archive.org)

My two favorite "vehicles" in all of fandom are the Enterprise-D and the BTTF DeLorean. And what do you know, Andrew Probert had a significant hand in designing both, as well as the first updated Enterprise in Star Trek: TMP. Here's a cool interview with Andrew from back in 2001.

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I don't think I've ever screamed so loud at my TV before. I was loosing my shit at this moment. I was stunned. What a high. Possibly one of the best memories of fandom I have in my life now.

That HTML Blog (new link aggregator-style blog) (thathtml.blog)

I've been feeling for a long time there aren't enough blogs linking out to other blogs (aka aggregating links) in the web dev space anymore. I think everyone ended up farming out this sort of thing to social media (and maybe megasites like DEV). So in the spirit of "be the change you wish to see in the world", I've started That...

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Hearing Picard simply snarl Q! in that grumpy Patrick Stewart manner is the greatest.

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I love the character of Quark, but let's be honest. Guinan is the better bartender, if you're just a regular Starfleet officer looking to down a pint of syntheholic ale.

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I legit get the willies whenever I'm in a suburban environment where there are no pedestrians. Cannot deal. I live near downtown Portland now, and I see people on the sidewalks all the time…walking, riding bikes, scooters, other quirky micromobiles It's fantastic.

Microblogging Platform with an Algorithm

When I tried Mastodon, I found I couldn't get the content I'm interested in there. I'm not really interested in following specific people; instead I want to see posts that fit my interests, regardless of who made them. Hence (apparently very unpopular on the Fediverse), I actually want an algorithm that can create a personalized...

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As others have mentioned, between Mastodon's hashtag following and now Threadiverse communities, that's all I need to feel plugged into various topics I care about. I'm not sure what more a feed algorithm could do for me.

Are there actually any deals worth getting on Prime Day?

What the title says. Every year I hear everyone at work go buzzing about Prime Day, and then when I'd go check what items were on sale they were mostly cheap gaff and a bunch of minimally discounted tech products. Am I missing something that's optimal to get around this time of year?

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I got the best deal of all: canceling my Prime membership. I'm saving tons of money! 🤡

(but seriously, screw Amazon and their monopolistic, anti-labor practices)

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Yeah, that. 😅

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Weird that they'd bother to take the time to use an accent for "Café" but then misspell Coffee! 😅

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Wow, that story really is bonkers. Gotta admire the chutzpah I guess.

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This may be a weird answer, but I played Celtic music with the family band as a teenager and our favorite place to play was Santa Rosa Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA. Great vibe, good food—I of course was too young to partake of the brew 😉—but it was a lot of fun and we had a crowd of regulars who'd come to see us perform every time. When they eventually closed down, it felt like the end of an era…

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That's really cool! At one point I knew that this was possible, but I'd totally forgotten.

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Featuring a couple of guys I know, Justin Fagnani and Kristofer Joseph, along with Zach Leatherman and Rob Eisenberg. What a great panel!

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Great article, and a hugely important point to make. It's also why tools which try to abstract away CSS with their own DSLs and paradigms are doomed to failure in the long run, because they're going against the grain of the web platform.

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